Jan 31, 2013 6:00pm EST
become green card holders that will then remove them from the united states? i also want add something to this conversation on enforcement. it is disappointing to hear both the senate and the president want to leave with making or kind of uplifting this mix that our borders are not secure and been forced and has three the number one priority. i think that comes from a place of fear because american knows undocumented immigrants. america shares both neighborhoods and schools and many public spaces with undocumented immigrants, so there is this notion that undocumented immigrants are criminals and dangerous and so we have to lead with enforcement first. a really that is not a problem. the border is more secure than it has ever been before. $18 billion was spent last year. i think it is disappointing to hear that. i do think there are some key differences between the plans the president has outlined and the senate bipartisan framework. i think a lot of it has to do the different politics. on the senate side, needing to secure 60 votes and making sure this is bipartisan and republicans can feel like they can spend political capital on this, and that this is the right thing
Feb 1, 2013 6:00pm EST
of a more provocative thing to say about the relationship between the united states and israel and the senate or congress and which you said. do you agree with me you should not have said something like that? >> yes, i've already said that. >> he also faced a grilling from longtime friend and senate colleague arizona senator john mccain over his views on iraq war. >> were you correct or incorrect when he said the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> by reference to -- >> the question is, were you right or wrong? that is pretty straightforward. >> chuck hagel served in the vietnam war, went on to clarify his current position with regards to iraq. >> that particular decision that was made on the surge, the more to the point our war in iraq, i think was the most fundamental bad, dangerous decision since vietnam. >> chuck hagel emphasized his support for israeli dominance and for keeping all options on the table to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. he also affirmed his commitment to implementing obama'